Unique Museums in Cleveland Plus
Museums Galore: Discover the Unexpected Arts + Culture of Cleveland Plus!
Each year, more than 2.5 million people make their way to Cleveland’s University Circle. As the nation’s most concentrated square mile of arts and cultural institutions, this thriving neighborhood offers experiences from art and history to music and natural beauty all within walking distance.
And, while University Circle remains the area’s hub of arts and culture, hundreds of wonderful historical, cultural and artistic museums and institutions exist throughout the entire region offering unparalleled educational and learning opportunities. Here are just a few lesser known museums:
- Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society -Explore the culture of Hungary and Hungarian-Americans through exhibitions and programming.
- Dunham Tavern Museum – Once a stagecoach stop, this museum offers a glimpse into the life of early settlers.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland – Learn about money and value through interactive games and exhibits.
- Hale Farm & Village – A 19th-century outdoor history museum specializing in living history, crafts and real farm.
- Historic Roscoe Village – Living history tours, horse-drawn canal boat ride and shopping in this restored historic village.
- International Women’s Air + Space Museum – Discover the achievements of female pilots and astronauts.
- Kent State University Museum – Eight galleries showcasing major fashion collections and decorative art.
- Kirtland Temple Visitors Center – The first temple established by Joseph Smith and his Mormon followers is now a free museum.
- Louis Stokes Museum – Chronicles the life of Congressman Stokes from his rise out of public housing to becoming a political hero.
- Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage – A moving historical showcase of the region’s Jewish community.
- Maritime Museum of Sandusky – Interactive exhibits explore region’s maritime history of boat building, fishing and ice harvesting.
- MAPS Air Museum – Preserves and exhibits all forms of aviation artifacts.
- USS COD Submarine Memorial – Tour this real WWII submarine
- Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum – Largest model railroad museum in the world.
– Submitted by L.R.H.